I recently just bought my parts for building an AMD Hackintosh System..
CPU: AMD FX 8120 at 3.1Ghz
MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3 (Default Settings)
RAM: 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz
AUDIO: Realtek ALC887 Built-In
LAN: Realtek RTL8111E Built In
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue SATA III 500GB
GPU: HIS IceQ X Radeon HD 6870 1GB
Well I've been trying to get 10.8.2 to work on my system for a long time, got tired of reading all of the things in the forum for clues to get into the installation menu.
I do have have experience with Intel hackintosh machines. In fact, I am using one right now (working 100% stable) to help me manage this usb installer.
Is there anyone who has a working system similar to my specs? If so HELP ME PLEASE!
- a step by step guide would really help!
At the moment, I will try Bitcore's mini tutorial to see if i can get into the install menu with iATKOS ML2...
- used myhack usb installer method but it still causes instant reboots and kernel panics with some kernels
- attempted to use clover bootloader, but it does an instant reboot with anv's latest kernel
In the mean time, i'll be right back to test out this method of bitcore's.
iAtkos ML2 boots up with the boot flags "amd_kernel npci=0x2000 PCIRootUID=0 -v -f"
- First issue encountered: My HDD isn't showing up on the installer
- works now!
got into the OS by using mach_sse42_only and clover boot loader
now i'm into the part of testing other kernels because this one has graphical glitches on my 6870
All the kernels will have artifacting. None of them have a fix for it yet. Apparently the 4xxx cards have minimal artifacting. But 5xxx/6xxx/7xxx all have artifacts severely. You can still use the OS, but if the artifacts are irritating, just back up the ATI6000Controller.kext and remove it, reboot and make sure your video settings are set to the max resolution you can use. But no OpenGL apps/games will work. Even with QE/CI working, if you run Cinebench the OpenGL test will pretty much completely fail.